Mike Pruden

Broncs crush Cheyenne East 46-14

September 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Coy Steel has been putting on a show for the fans so far this season. Between his Devin Hester-esque 65-yard punt return touchdown in Sheridan’s season opener and his one-handed touchdown catch last week, the sophomore is spending the beginning of his career as a Bronc simply one-upping himself. He didn’t disappoint in Read More

Broncs tackle Thunderbirds tomorrow in Cheyenne

September 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s finally here. After three weeks of dominating performances to open the season 3-0, this week marks the first circled game on the Sheridan High School football schedule, a matchup with Cheyenne East (2-1). BIG 4 BATTLES It’s a special week for high school football in Wyoming, specifically at the 4A level. While Read More

Column: Manning’s heartbreaking talent

September 17, 2014

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Remember that scene in Little Giants when Spike gets traded from the wimpy Giants to the juggernaut Cowboys? He gives a look toward the sky and yells “thank you football god.” I’m 99.9-percent sure he’s showing his gratitude toward Peyton Manning. Manning is a football god. Spending Read More

What’s next? SCSD1 Recreation District discusses future of bus barn property

September 16, 2014

SHERIDAN — Just because they aren’t moving forward with the Big Horn Community Center doesn’t mean that the Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board is done making big decisions based on the project. The community center was still the topic of discussion at last night’s board meeting, only this time the debate was Read More

Broncs earn commanding win over Evanston

September 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs lost two yards on their final two plays of the game last night. Those yards came on two kneel downs as the Broncs ran out the clock to closeout a 42-14 victory over Evanston, but those two yards also kept Sheridan from a perfectly split down the middle offensive night. Read More

Eagles start off season with 2-0 record

SHERIDAN — Turnovers. Turnovers. Turnovers. The Tongue River defense was able to make plays when they needed them in order to keep Moorcroft out of the end zone and preserve a 28-8 victory. After scoring quickly on their first drive of the game, the Eagles’ defense held Moorcroft to a punt, but the snap went Read More

Broncs looking for a blowout Friday against Red Devils

September 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — If there is any sort of trend in Wyoming high school football, this week’s matchup between Sheridan and Evanston should be a blowout in favor of the Broncs. After Gillette stomped on Kelly Walsh in zero week, 54-0, Sheridan followed suit, traveling to Kelly Walsh only to come home with an easy 49-6 Read More

Column: Time for Goodell to go

September 10, 2014

After giving my so-far-so-good college football predictions last week, I was more than excited to talk some NFL this week. Tony Romo got his Tony Romo on, Calvin Johnson is a super-human, and Johnny Football is still Johnny Clipboard. The NFL was back. But Roger Goodell went and screwed everything up. The Ray Rice debacle Read More

Friday night lights? Maybe

BIG HORN — Friday night…lights? If you’ve driven by Big Horn High School in the past couple weeks, you may have noticed the big light poles sitting out by the football field. If you’ve been up that way in the last couple of days, you surely noticed the giant crane hoisting those light poles up Read More

SHS Broncs cruise to a 48-7 victory over Kelly Walsh

September 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was more of the same for the Sheridan Broncs in their second football game of the season. Although the Broncs were on the road at Kelly Walsh Friday night, they cruised to a 48-7 victory against the preseason number-five team in 4A. On their way to a 49-6 blowout win over Laramie Read More

Mega blocks by SC Lady Generals volleyball leads to 3-0 shutdown

SHERIDAN — In the toy world, Mega Blocks are the knockoff Legos that kids complain about when their parents buy them because they just don’t stack like their famous counterpart. In volleyball, mega blocks signify dominating defense at the net — a little bit cooler than the toys. Luckily for the Sheridan College volleyball team, Read More

SC women near first win, but fall to Northwest College, 4-1

September 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — After scoring their first goal of the season to lead 1-0 at the half, the Sheridan College Lady Generals (0-2) were 45-minutes away from their first win in the program’s short history. But things fell apart in the second half. With 18 minutes left in the first half, Bailee Goldin snuck up the Read More

Broncs ready to tackle Kelly Walsh

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs (1-0) will get their first road test of the season when they travel to Kelly Walsh (0-1) tomorrow. After a dominating 49-6 victory in their opener against Laramie last week, the Broncs will face a tougher opponent down in Casper. Although the Trojans were basically a no-show in their 54-0 Read More

Generals still chasing first season win

SHERIDAN — An early mistake forced the Sheridan College (0-2) men’s soccer team to play from behind throughout most of the game on Wednesday, resulting in a 2-0 loss. It was a physical game as Northwest College (2-0) came into Maier Field and took a win from the Generals. After 14 minutes of exchanging possession, Read More

Column: Florida State to take college football title

September 3, 2014

Last week was the first week of a new college football season, the first that won’t need stupid computers to pick a winner. This shouldn’t change the amount of uncertainty a college football season brings, though. My life will be officially complete when I get invited to sit next to Lee Corso in Muncie, Indiana, Read More

Cowboys Hold Off Montana After Two First-Half Turnovers

August 30, 2014

LARAMIE — A nearly sold out season opener for the University of Wyoming football team ended with only a handful of diehard fans left in the stands when the final whistle was blown. Two lightning delays and on-again-off-again rain sent most fans to the exits at halftime. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to watch the Cowboy’s Read More

Broncs whomp Laramie in season opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs ran the football all over the field on Friday night. Literally. The Broncs 49-6 blowout of the Laramie Plainsmen was capped off by a 65-yard Coy Steel punt return for a touchdown. After a few botched punts by Laramie throughout the game, another line drive punt barely got off the Read More

Lady Generals fall in close game

SHERIDAN — “It’s frustrating.” That was how coach Stefan Skillman described his team’s 1-0 loss Friday. The Lady Generals opened their regular season with a home matchup against Utah State University — College of Eastern Utah on Friday afternoon. Although Skillman thought his team played pretty well, it made it that much tougher to swallow Read More

Lady Generals drop two midweek road games, kick off regular season today

August 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — Before the Sheridan Lady Generals soccer team jumps into the regular season, they traveled to Denver on Tuesday and Wednesday for two final exhibition games. Tuesday’s matchup against Division II’s Johnson and Wales University resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Lady Generals, but they had some quality looks at the net. Taven Read More

SC men’s soccer ties with South Dakota school

August 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals finally got the chance to play on their home pitch yesterday, a 1-1 tie with the South Dakota School of Mines. In the final tune-up game before the regular season starts, head coach Jeff Hallenbeck was using the scrimmage as a final chance to work on different techniques and get Read More

Broncs ready to play; face Laramie in season opener

SHERIDAN — After two weeks of practice, the Sheridan Broncs are itching to play under the lights on a Friday night. The Broncs open their 2014 season with a home game against Laramie tomorrow, and head coach Don Julian says it’s about time. “We need to see somebody else,” Julian said. “Our guys are sick Read More

It’s Christmas! Well, almost

August 27, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m confident that the two months between the NBA Finals and the first NFL game are worse than having bamboo shoots jammed under your fingernails. There are a couple of fun golf tournaments in the summer, but without Tiger, they lack that mass appeal of summers ago. Read More

SHS Booster Club helping to raise money for new locker room space

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan community grows, Sheridan High School grows. As SHS grows, its number of student-athletes grows, and as its number of student-athletes grows, the need for space becomes more and more of an issue. The Sheridan High School Booster Club has initiated “Leading the Legacy,” a fundraiser to help raise $1,000,000 out Read More

Rec. district considers options for Kendrick

August 21, 2014

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Recreation District board introduced a couple of new members during its meeting yesterday, and those new additions are being thrown into the fire right away. Mayor John Heath was added to the recreation district board. As someone who has coached soccer and likes to get involved in the community, Heath said he Read More

Column: Overcoming baseball fatigue

August 20, 2014

Summer’s just about over and fall sports are barreling down on us like Jadeveon Clowney. I spent most of my first summer in Sheridan covering baseball. A lot of baseball. They keep telling me that baseball is “America’s pastime,” but I think the history buffs are just holding onto the last bit of desperation that Read More